Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Historic Landing at LAX

Images of space shuttle Endeavour's landing at LAX before its journey to the California Science Center

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: In this handout provided by NASA, The space shuttle Endeavour rests atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) in a hanger on September 24, 2012 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning October 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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Space shuttle Endeavour, sitting on top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over Los Angeles International Airport Sept. 21, 2012.
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Endeavour will be housed at the California Science Center.
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Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center, talks about the upcoming move of the space shuttle during festivities in the United Hangar before Endeavour's landing.
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Endeavour landed Sept. 21, 2012 at LAX after a journey from Florida's Space Coast.
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Endeavour outside the United Airlines hanger, where it was housed after landing in preparation for the journey to the Science Center.
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In this handout provided by NASA, the Over Land Transporter is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was de-mated from NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on Sept. 22, 2012.
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Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles.
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The space shuttle Endeavour rests atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) in a hanger on Sept. 24, 2012.
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United Business Operations Coordinator Lisa Hibbard works in her office at the United hanger where the space shuttle Endeavour is being prepared for its move to the California Science Center.
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Endeavour atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) in a hanger on September 24, 2012 at LAX.
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Workers prepare the space shuttle Endeavour in a hanger on September 24, 2012 at Los Angeles International Airport.
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A view of the nose and front landing gear door of the space shuttle Endeavour in a hanger on September 24, 2012 at LAX.
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